Step #1: In-Depth Interview
Lead consultant will conduct a 2-hour recorded Zoom interview to understand the client’s professional history, mission, and goals. Recording will be transcribed and used as source material.
Step #2: Document Analysis
Review of any relevant documents that may be redacted and used as source material, including:
Step #3: Asynchronous Audio Interviews
Based upon project goals, the client will complete 5 asynchronous audio interviews, each lasting 30 minutes. Recording will be transcribed and used as source material in the following areas:
Step #4: Formal Outline
Ahart will prepare a formal outline of the book for the client’s approval.
Step #5 Initial Draft
Using source material and interview transcripts, Ahart consultants will create an initial draft of the book in alignment of the agreed upon page count. When appropriate, Ahart will create tables and figures to support the text.
Step #6: Client Review and Feedback
The client will read the draft and provide written feedback with attention on content that needs to be added.
Step #7: Targeted Follow-up Interview
The lead consultant will conduct a 2-hour recorded Zoom interview with the client to frame additional text in light of the review.
Step #8: Final Draft
After adding material based upon client feedback and follow-up interview, Ahart prepares the final draft.
Step #9: Submission to Editor
Draft will be assigned to an Ahart editor for a close proofreading and copy editing in accordance with APA 7th Edition.
Step #10: Formatting
Ahart will format the document for upload to Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, creating paperback and Kindle versions. Ahart provides an audio version upon request for an additional fee.
Step #11: Publishing
Ahart Education, LLC is registered as a publisher. We provide cover design, ISBN, author bio, book summary, and make the final submission to Amazon.
Step #12: Book Launch
Ahart will publicize the book through multiple sources, including the Ahart Education website, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms. Upon book release, the client will be invited as a guest on The Old School podcast.
Step #13: Royalties from Amazon
Ahart will arrange for monthly royalties to be paid from Amazon directly to the client via bank transfer. Ahart will not receive royalties from the project.